Why Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Important

Why Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Important

Do you ever worry about your child’s oral health? Do you brush and floss your little one’s teeth regularly, but wonder what you should do to keep your little one’s teeth healthy? Brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important, but would you be surprised to hear that you should also keep an eye on your child’s development, and do you know exactly when you should expect your children’s teeth to erupt or to fall out?

Your little one’s first tooth should come in at about six months old, though some children may get their first tooth at around ten months. Incidentally, most dentists recommend scheduling an appointment for your child six months after their first tooth comes in. You should also expect all of your little one’s teeth to have erupted by the time they’re three years old, but many children will have all their teeth when they’re two.

Generally, children start to lose their first tooth at about six and will have lost all of their baby teeth between the time that they’re ten and twelve. However, if your child loses a tooth prematurely, typically before they’re five, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team. If your child doesn’t lose their first tooth before they’re eight, please schedule an appointment with us.

If you’re worried about protecting your little one’s teeth in [city], [state], we invite you to contact [practice_name] at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], and our team will gladly address any questions you have and help you keep your little one’s teeth strong. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

2017-04-28T11:59:27+00:00April 28th, 2017|

Dear Patients:

Our office continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in conjunction with local, state and federal health authorities. We have always followed very strict protocols of heat sterilization and disinfection in this office. Protection of our patients as well as ourselves has always been our top priority. Please rest assured that we will continue to take all precautionary measures to make sure this is a safe place for you and your family when it comes to your health.

We are aware of the World Health Organization’s designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and are continuing to review all elements in addition to regular communication with the McLennan County Public Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services, to better support our shared efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community. As we continue to address this rapidly evolving situation, we want to encourage you to remain informed through credible sources like the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.

You can reduce your risk of infection if you:

1. Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
2. Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with flexed elbow or a tissue and dispose of it.
3. Avoid close contact (3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Texas Department of State Health Services – www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronoavirus
Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.hmtl


Mark McCall, DDS and Staff